Uganda has a population of around 37 million people, but there are currently only four ophthalmic surgeons qualified to operate on children with eye conditions like cataracts.

As you can imagine, the demand for their time is pretty high. We’ll be following one of the four surgeons, as well as some of the children she’ll be treating, and meeting some of the Sightsavers staff who go to painstaking lengths to get people living in the most rural areas seen by a specialist. Join us for some incredible miracles in Uganda.


Criscent’s miracle

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Meet Dr Proscovia – Our leading lady

Leading the team for the week of screening and treatment for Sightsavers’ Child Eye Health Programme in Uganda is...

Meet Moses – our miracle man!

Moses Okipi is Sightsavers’ local project coordinator at our child cataract project in Uganda. He started out working for...

Achen Prossy

You can’t help but adore Achen the minute you meet her. She’s a shy little girl who has a...

Itibo Martin

Itibo Martin wears his heart on his sleeve. You can hear his laughter from a mile off and not...

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The number of miracles funded is based on the total amount raised so far and an average cost per operation of £30. The number is updated regularly.

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What is A Million Miracles?

A Million Miracles is Sightsavers’ biggest ever campaign to support the work we do. The campaign aims to fund one million operations that will restore, save and protect people’s sight in some of the poorest parts of the world. A sight-saving operation for an adult costs £30 which means to reach our goal we need to raise £30 million by the end of 2017.

Sightsavers works in some of the poorest countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and, where blindness is irreversible, we work to promote equality and ensure people with disabilities have the same opportunities in life as anyone else.

Your donation will help make this happen. Whether it’s funding the operation itself, getting someone to a doctor, giving children with visual impairments an education, providing support to families affected by blindness – by giving your support today you’re changing people’s lives.

To find out more about Sightsavers’ work visit

/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/UK-AID-Donations_flag-RGB_white_5px.pngFrom 9th October 2017 to 9th January 2018 the UK government will match your donation, enabling us to provide two miracles for every one you fund. The matched funds raised through UK Aid Match will support our projects in Pakistan and Bangladesh.


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